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BEST BEACH FOR: Couples who want a little more tranquility or privacy than Main Beach affords.
Hands down, this has to be the most accurately named beach in Laguna Beach. It is indeed sleepy – especially considering its proximity to bustling Main Beach. Locals walking their dogs, and coffees in hand, are perhaps the most common sight here. It’s also a low-key surf spot, beloved by local surfers hoping to escape the crowds on a big swell.
Wander a few steps north of the Sleep Hollow stairs, away from Pacific Edge Hotel, and you’re sure to find more than enough room to spread out – even at the height of summer. Use this as a home base, allowing you to wander south to the better-known surf breaks or north toward Main Beach. Extra points if you score a selfie beside the blue mandala-inspired mural that unofficially separates the two.
Parking at Sleepy Hollow Beach is a little tricky. Pacific Edge Hotel and its two restaurants, Driftwood Kitchen and The Deck, have valet service. Otherwise, you’re likely to be on PCH. It’s a wise-idea to pack light and just wander to Sleepy Hollow from downtown, either along the beach or from the road. The beach is reached by a long staircase which is a breeze to find, but doesn’t have showers, bathrooms, or wheelchair access.
Living up to its name.
Couples who want a little more tranquility or privacy than Main Beach affords.